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  • Pictures in the News | October 16, 2012

     
    Tuesday's Pictures in the News begins in Cambodia, where people mourn the death of former King Norodom Sihanouk at the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh. Cambodians prayed for the soul of Sihanouk on Tuesday and world leaders sent their condolences as the...
  • The Week in Pictures | October 15 – 21, 2012

     
    The Week in Pictures from around the world....
  • Traveling abroad? For information, check with the country's tourist office

    For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is through their website only. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-...
  • How can you help to improve the lives of men and women in Africa?

     
    Two weeks ago, I saw my wife draw from her inner strength to give birth to our son. I witnessed how she spoke to him, urging him to change position. I saw her dance in a powerful trance of fury and tenderness until my son emerged from her depths,...
  • Debate: Is it time to retire the Peace Corps?

     
    Is the Peace Corps just a government-subsidized vacation for well-to-do white kids? Nonsense, writes Jessie Seiler in an Op-Ed about her experience in the Peace Corps that ran in Sunday's Opinion pages. Before I joined the Peace Corps, I had......
  • The rise and fall of Wallace Neff's bubble houses

     
    “No Nails, No Lumber: The Bubble Houses of Wallace Neff” by Jeffrey Head centers on the orb-shaped buildings by one of L.A.’s most beloved architects....
  • Singer Youssou N'Dour to run for president of Senegal

     
    Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour has announced he will run for president of Senegal....
  • Why is Senegal -- an African success story -- becoming unstable?

     
    Unrest is building in Senegal over President Abdoulaye Wade's plan to seek a third term....
  • Female genital cutting sworn off by thousands of African villages

     
    Eight thousand communities in Africa have sworn off female circumcision, including almost 2,000 that abandoned the practice this year, the United Nations Population Fund and UNICEF announced today. In northern and eastern stretches of Africa and the...
  • Senegal fears violence as it prepares for runoff vote

     
    In Senegal, people feared that if the president won a third term in office Sunday, the country might descend into chaos. At least six people have already died in protests over the controversial leader. "At first I thought it would all calm down,"...
  • Senegal president in for tough second-round vote

     
    Senegal's president, Abdoulaye Wade, faces likely difficult second round presidential vote: With more than half the votes counted, Senegalese president Abdoulaye Wade said Monday he was leading the 13 other candidates with 32.17%. But he needs more than...